Ducati Honors 9/11 RespondersThis Sunday marks 15 years since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. In memorium, #RideHVMC Freeman Racing...
This Sunday marks 15 years since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. In memorium, #RideHVMC Freeman Racing Ducati will be approaching the MotoAmerica season finale races at New Jersey Motorsports Park this coming weekend from a perspective of respect, honor and remembrance.
To pay tribute to the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice on that day, team rider Corey Alexander and the #RideHVMC Freeman Racing Ducati team will showcase the Ducati Panigale R "Engine No. 23" with special edition FDNY. livery. This particular livery replicates in exact detail a typical FDNY. Fire apparatus with prominent yellow and white stripes.
The custom painted #23 Panigale R, as well as Corey’s custom race leathers, will be on display at New Jersey Motorsports Park, Friday, September 9 through Sunday, September 11. Corey will be competing with the custom livery in the MotoAmerica SuperStock 1000 class. Additionally, #RideHVMC Freeman Racing Ducati will have event shirts available for sale, with all profits being donated to the 9/11 Memorial Foundation.
"Every year our home race at New Jersey Motorsport Park falls near September 11th, and so this year when we realized the dates aligned and race day (Sunday) fell on the 11th, we felt it was absolutely necessary to do something to really honor the brave men and women of the FDNY," said Alexander.
"Being a New Yorker my entire life, I can remember the exact day of the tragedy," he added. "At the time, only being 7 years old, I didn't understand the magnitude of the events unfolding. Though I did feel the magnitude of the events then, and continue to feel the impact it had on our city, our state and our country. With the help of our team painter Lance, graphics company Signs Ink, and leather sponsor Spidi Sport, I'm excited to bring our vision to life.”